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Blake Lively reveals how she achieved her slender figure for The Shallows

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Blake Lively has her fans in awe in latest film The Shallows, which she filmed just a few months after she and husband Ryan Reynolds welcomed baby daughter James. In the tense thriller, the 28-year-old has given us fitness inspiration with her toned physique – and now she has revealed the secret to her slender figure.

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Blake Lively has revealed how she got in shape for new film The Shallows

"What we actually did was no gluten and no soy," she told Australian radio show Kiis1065's hosts Kyle and Jackie 'O' Henderson. "It seems like it was really easy to cut out but you realise there is soy in everything. Even if it's healthy wholefoods or organic stuff there's always soy in it."

She added: "But once you remove soy you realise you are eating just like, no processed foods. That's basically what I did. No processed foods and then working out."

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Blake cut out soy and processed foods from her diet


The former Gossip Girl star, who is now pregnant with her and Ryan's second child, also opened up about her post-baby figure, and revealed she felt better than ever.

"I was ready to get back in shape but I've never been in that good of shape in my whole life," she admitted. "To do it after having a kid is actually really nice because you see your body after having a kid and it's beautiful because you just gave birth but you’re like 'Oh my god this is not what my body looked like'."

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Blake and husband Ryan Reynolds are currently expecting their second child

It's not the first time that Blake has opened up about her workout routine for The Shallows – she previously admitted that because the film is set in water, she found herself exercising for hours at a time.

"I was working out 13 hours day because shooting was working out," she told Entertainment Tonight. "It was neat to be able to do that, and it was neat to have that challenge after having a baby, because you think your body is so different – you think no matter what, it's never totally [going to] be the same."

Blake confessed that before filming began, husband Ryan had warned her it would be a demanding role, telling her: "Be prepared, this movie is a physical challenge, it is an athletic event." Blake agreed, later describing her schedule "like training for a marathon".